By Sarah Keane • 29 October 2020 • 9:38
Breaking News – German Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine could be ready and available to Brits by Christmas
Britain believes that the vaccine, which Pfizer is co-developing with Germany’s BioNTech SE, could be ready to distribute before Christmas, the Times said.
The U.S. drugmaker said this week if trials are successful the company expects to file for emergency authorization of the vaccine candidate from U.S. regulators shortly after it has enough safety data in late November.
Britain has agreed supply deals for six vaccine candidates including frontrunners from Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
However, head of the UK’s Vaccine Taskforce warned on Thursday, October 29 that the first batch of vaccines currently still in the trial stage may not be the cure-all people are hoping for.
In a commentary published in medical journal The Lancet, Ms Bingham said: “We should be prepared they might not prevent infection but rather reduce symptoms, and, even then, might not work for everyone or for long.”
And she added: “we do not know that we will ever have a vaccine at all”, cautioning that “many, and possibly all” of the vaccines currently being investigated could fail.
The government has already ordered 340million doses of seven different experimental jabs.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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